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Friday, March 14 • 1:00am - 1:30am
Million Year Dance

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Million Year Dance is a philosophy that in the highest state of liberation one may witness all the wave energies in the universe and their connections, these wave energies are called, the Million Year Dance of waves or togetherness. The vibe in the music, the energy the band exudes live, and the experience being felt by the audience is a feeling that will transport anyone involved. Together since 2005, Million Year Dance and its debut EP, Liberation, have received numerous accolades as have their live performances. The music itself is based off the song writing of Million Year Dance front man, Jonathan Welch (also known as Tyagaraja). Welch writes spiritual folk music and has the voice of a soul singer leading the rest of the band to give the music a huge sound-scape with organic instrumentation bringing the entire piece of music to its emotionally powerful potential. Influences range from, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Patty Griffin, Pearl Jam, Miles Davis, The Doors, to traditional Indian, and classical music. Press Accolades: -“Album of the Year 2007” – Houston Press Music Awards -“Best New Act 2006” – Houston Press Music Awards -“Best Rock 2006” – Free Press Houston -“Best Vocalist 2006” – Free Press Houston -“In Top 5 Albums of 2006” – Hand Stamp, Houston Chronicle -“Best New Band 2005” – Free Press Houston Press Quotes: “This is the way shows should be done.” – Sara Cress, Houston Chronicle “Jonathan Welch's soaring tenor is a municipal treasure, and it's a little bit perplexing trying to figure out just why he's not a superstar yet.” – John Lomax, Houston Press “A resonant buzz filled the walls and I feared it would break, cracking and ending my hearing, but it never did. That's something that Million Year Dance does well: taking an idea to its limits without breaking it.” – Sara Cress, Houston Chronicle “My faith in compact disks was gradually restored as one song ended and the next began, each track as captivating and magnetic as the last.” – Jessica Hamilton, The Houstonian “I don't think I'm out of line in saying these gentlemen have managed to serve up a slice of psychedelic, music heaven.” – Jessica Hamilton, The Houstonian “Talent is a mystery. Some people jump through hoops, empty bank accounts and train for years to draw out and refine it. Then there are people like Jonathan Welch of Million Year Dance, whose awe-inspiring talent seems to have been dropped on him from above.” – Sara Cress, Houston Chronicle “It's difficult to walk past the band and not notice it, not be drawn in with curiosity, even if it's not your thing. The best part was that people with badges were stopping. Not just the festival hangers-on looking for free shows.” – Sara Cress, Houston Chronicle (article about 2007 SXSW)
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/71100.html

Friday March 14, 2008 1:00am - 1:30am
The Tap Room at Six 117 W 4th St

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